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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme


1.      KCSE with a C+ or equivalent or KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized  post- secondary institution.


2.      KCE/EACE Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


3.      KACE or EAACE./ Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution, KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.


4.      International Baccalaureate Diploma or a degree from a recognized University or equivalent.


5.      A Diploma course shall be required to have covered at least 3 course units of 45 contact hours each over a minimum period of 2 semesters of 15 weeks or 270 contact hours.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the programme are:


i) To understand and appreciate the role of politics in human life.


ii) To equip students with skills of understanding and conducting research on politics, political processes and political systems globally.


iii) To acquire appropriate skills that can enable students to effectively participate and contribute to political development in the country.

Course Program

First Year


Introduction to Political Science


Politics and Government in Africa


Basic Concepts in Political Science


Politics and Government in Kenya


Second Year


Political Theory


Introduction to Political Theory


Modern Political Theory


Political Economy


Introduction to Political Economy


Political Economy of African Development


Political Sociology


Introduction to Political Sociology


Politics and Social Integration


Comparative Politics


Introduction to Comparative Politics


Comparative Politics of Developing Areas


Comparative Politics of Industrial states


International Relations


Introduction to International Relations


Relations among African States


Issues in International Relations


Africa and the Major Powers


Introduction to International Law


Third Year


Political Theory


Theory of Political Inquiry


Methods of Political Inquiry


Major Themes in African Political Thought


African Political Thought: Selected Works


Political Sociology


Politics of Social Movements


Parties and Pressure Groups


Comparative Politics


Politics and Government in East Africa


Politics and Government of a Selected African


Region


Politics & Government of a Selected Developing


Region


International Relations


North-South Relations


South-South Relations


International Organization


Political Economy


Politics of Agricultural Development


Politics of Industrialization in Africa


Women in the Political Economy of the Third World


 


 


Fourth Year


Political Theory


Theory of Democracy


Seminar on Approaches to Political Science


Dissertation


Political Sociology


Urban Politics


Public Opinion and Voter Behaviour


Dissertation


Comparative Politics


Politics and Government in South Africa


The Military in the Politics of a Selected Region


Dissertation


International Relations


Kenya’s Foreign Policy


Comparative Foreign Policies


Politics of Regional Cooperation and Conflict


Superpower Relations


Strategic and National Security Studies


International Law and the African States


Dissertation


Political Economy


Politics of Multinational Corporations


Dependency & Development in the Third World


Dissertation

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